A round table discussion
This digital round table will focus on urban innovation as a means to empower communities and build resilience within the urban fabric as a driving force for sustainability. Experts from the UK and Europe will share their expertise in urban interventions through circular design and materials, and highlight the importance of social design in creating cities of the future.
The discussion aims to develop ideas on how cities can tackle the effects of climate change and provide public authorities with the tools to help achieve sustainable urban development, while encouraging dialogue with local communities and public authorities, and fostering social cohesion, especially in a post-Covid era.
- Resolve Collective, Design Collective (UK)
- Unscene Architecture, Curators of the British Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale (UK)
- Areti Markopoulou, Academic Director at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) in Barcelona (GR/ES)
- Dan Merta, Director of the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery (CZ)
The discussion will be moderated by Costas Voyatzis, Founder of the international online magazine for architecture and design Yatzer and creative studio Yatzerlab.
Registration will remain open until Tuesday 21 September 2021 (15.00).
The round table is being organised in the context of our wider sustainability programme Circular Cultures, in collaboration with the Czech Centre Athens and the support of Onassis Stegi, and is part of the EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) Athens Gardens Festival taking place from 20 to 26 September 2021. The festival aims to create and share a collective European perspective on the sustainable development of cities through a cultural approach to reclaiming public spaces as places to meet, read, and exchange views on a common future.
The discussion will be held in English (simultaneous interpretation will not be provided).
In this framework, we are also taking part in the round-table discussion Bees in the city: Can urban environments support pollinators?, which is taking place on 23 September 2021. Catherine Du Toit, Founder and Director of award-wining 51 architecture will discuss her experience in urban interventions that maximise natural heritage and the social environment with experts from Sweden, Norway, Austria, Romania and Greece.
The full programme of the Athens Gardens Festival will be announced soon.
Information about the event:
Katerina Galani | Katerina.Galani@britishcouncil.gr | 210 369 2386
Information about Circular Cultures:
Maria Papaioannou | Maria.Papaioannou@britishcouncil.gr